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For those of you who have removed the door panel insert ( hard plastic / fabric / leather ) panel and replaced it or wrapped it.. does the panel stay in place fairly well without the melted plastic pieces? it seems to me there's a sufficient amount of clips and screws to hold it in place without needing to drill and re secure the plastic pieces. i guess its not too much work to put in a few screws with big flat washers.. just curious what all you guys think

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Interested in this also.
 
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I'm sorta having second thoughts, i bought a set of Si door panels ( The ones pictured with the fabric inserts with red stitching ) granted they are damaged somewhat - enough that I wouldn't want to remove my perfectly good ones and put those on for. But I'm more interested in the Black leather inserts from the touring model now 2019-2020 i believe. I also bought a set of the JDM door illumination lighting kit, and i know i gotta do some drilling in that too.." hopefully they will work for the coupe.. so I'm holding off for now on installing them. Those door panels are some $315 each new and im not sold on the idea that this insert is worth $630 to me... Don't get me wrong though, I'm ok with doing the swap, I'm just not sure if I'll like the fabric enough when i know i coulda gotten leather to match the center console and armrests the car came with, you know?

On a side note, if anyone has the leather touring door panels on the coupe and wishes to swap with me, I'm open to swapping if they are in good enough shape :) heck I'll give u both sets of door panels (sport and Si) if they are good enough for your own project. I believe the sport door panel is better if your going to attatch those stick on leather pieces vs applying it onto the fabric panels.
 

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I wrapped mine but did not remove the melted plastic buttons. I just removed the philips screws to loosen the panel then just tucked and taped it tight. It was a pain in the ass but I didn't want to remove those buttons for the exact fear you're talking about. I don't want rattling or loose panels and wasn't willing to risk it. I suppose if you're completely committed, you could glue it back together and it'll probably hold fine.
 
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id venture to take the screw and large washer route honestly if i feel the need to, that should hold it. There just seems to be enough clips and odd corners all around it that it should hold itself into place without them, but more structure is always better
 

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